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  • Author(s):
    Jeff Harden
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    Governments around the world adopt transparency reforms to facilitate accountability. In principle, open proceedings provide citizens with valuable information to evaluate elected officials’ decisionmaking, which incentives lawmakers to follow mass preferences when choosing policies. However, the public’s general lack of knowledge and engagement with the political process may weaken the power of open information, and perhaps instead allow citizens and groups with extreme views to exer…

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  • Author(s):
    Kai Alexis Smith
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    In summer 2015, I explored the possibility of a Materials Library being built at the University of Notre Dame (ND). The interest for this came from faculty in the Art, Art History, and Design department. In this document many aspects of building such a collection and possible partners and departments on campus that might be interested are identified including ways to acquire materials, possible vendors, recommended readings, ways to organize such a collection, funding, and possible outreach o…

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    Douglas Thain, Peter Ivie, Haiyan Meng
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    An increasing amount of scientific work is performed in silico, such that the entire process of investigation, from experiment to publication, is performed by computer. Unfortunately, this has made the problem of scientific reproducibility even harder, due to the complexity and imprecision of specifying and recreating the computing environments needed to run a given piece of software. Here, we consider from a high level what techniques and technologies must be put in place to allow for the ac…

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    Christoph Clavius
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    The Opera Mathematica of Christoph Clavius was compiled in 1611-1612 and contains works within the fields of both pure and applied mathematics. One of the most famous selections from this set is, of course, Clavius exposition of the Gregorian calendar. Except for the Commentary on Theodosius (1721) and the Commentary on John of Holywood’s Spheres (1784), however, there are no English translations of Clavius’ works. As Fr. MacDonnell wrote in 2001, “He was considered an illustrious mathemati…

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    Peter Ivie, Anna Woodard, Matthias Wolf, Douglas Thain, Kevin Lannon, Michael Hildreth, Rob Gardner
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    The DASPOS project is an NSF-funded collaborative research project designed to explore the technical means of preserving the data and software components necessary to reproduce and build upon published scientific results. This technical report series consists of short reports that outline background, case studies, and technical results related to data preservation, with a focus on high energy physics.

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  • Author(s):
    mmontee
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    A construction of the Chern Classes of complex vector bundles via algebraic topology and classifying spaces.
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    mcharnle
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    This thesis has two parts. The first discusses the Laplacian and how to solve it in arbitrary domains. It will cover Dirichlet's Principle, the Fundamental Solution, and Green's Function, as well as examples on the half space and ball. The second will cover the inverse problem of detecting corrosion in a plate of metal using heat. It will discuss the general solution method, regularization of the solution, and analyze the results.
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    smeehan1
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    Ramsey theory studies conditions that are necessary so that we may preserve "order." Often, we will start with a large structure, and we will break it into finitely many classes. Our typical theorems will say that if the initial structure is large enough, then one of the classes must contain a copy of the original structure. Usually, we will find the smallest number of elements required so that this property is guaranteed to occur; this is often a difficult, but illuminating, problem.
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    Katherine Ritchey
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    When digital data is transmitted through an unreliable communication channel, it is often the case that errors can occur, causing the information received to differ from what was originally sent. Fortunately, there are ways to encode data so that errors can be detected and even corrected. This expository thesis focuses on a special class of codes, called linear codes, that have particularly nice properties that are useful for error detection and correction.
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    2013-04-01
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    Longshaokan Wang
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    This paper gives an introduction to ergodic theory from basic definitions to some important theorems, with a special emphasis on its applications in number theory.
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    2013-04-29
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  • Author(s):
    Lex Lorenzo
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    While some study has been conducted on Disney films and gender roles, the research is minimal on Disney Princess films from 2009 and forward. In contrast to their predecessors, recent Disney princesses are not marriage focused, display more agency, and have bodies that reflect physical development that is consistent with their age. Furthermore, the portrayal of older females is not singularly vilified and they are not absent as in comparison to previous Disney princesses films. Through culti...
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    2014-12-01
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  • Author(s):
    mmontee
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    A construction of the Chern classes of complex vector bundles via algebraic topology and classifying spaces.
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